Well well.. I'm not sure about other places around the world, but the popular press, TV
, radio and the government are seriously jumping on the propaganda bandwagon with this one.
The paranoia is really being worked up now. It was the third morning in a row that we had front page headlines warning of massive scale terrorist attacks, first on trains and buses, then on pubs and clubs, and now on the underground.
When you read the reports closely you find that they contain NOT ONE SINGLE PIECE of real information. Just be scared ok? oh yeah, and suspect anyone around you of being a terrorist! Report them if they look at you funny.
At best it is just cheap sensationalism, at worst it's bloody propaganda designed to keep the population paranoid and subservient.
Many parts of the world (Spain and the UK included) have had to deal with terrorism for half a century. I even had an IRA bomb detonated less than 100 metres from where I was sleeping, in west London a few years ago. The threats now are no worse than they have ever been before.
It is only now the USA has become involved that this whole terrorist thing is being 'marketed' for the closed-minded masses.
Nothing has changed. Nothing will ever change until we do something about the root of the problem (hint: bombing the hell out of random countries makes the problem worse, not better).
I can't wait until this lying, cheating goverment that we have in this country goes the same way the one in Spain did.